Missing Father And Son Found In Georgia After Disappearing From Lincoln County

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a missing man and his son have been found in Georgia after disappearing from Denver, N.C. on Wednesday.

Detectives say they were notified by authorities in Jackson County, Georgia that Adrian Paul Vancleave, 44, and his son, Lincoln Paul Vancleave, 4, were located overnight at an exit off I-85.

Authorities say both are believed to be in good physical condition and a family member is on the way to pick the duo up.

Original Story (9/30/21):

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — (Press Release) Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man and his son.

On September 29, 2021 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies received a report involving two missing people. Adrian Paul Vancleave, 44, and Lincoln Paul Vancleave, 4, of Deep Water Lane, Denver, NC were last seen around 3:30 p.m. when the father picked up his son at Denver Christian Academy. They were to meet the other parent around 5:00 p.m. but didn’t show up.

LCSO Detective M. Lookadoo said the wife reported her husband has been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment and has gone missing before but never with his son. Adrian Paul Vancleave, 44, is described as a white male, five feet – nine inches tall with short brown hair and brown eyes.

Lincoln Paul Vancleave, 4, is described as a white male, three feet – six inches tall with curly sandy blond hair. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt, red shorts and navy blue and
orange shoes.

They have been entered NCIC as missing. They should be in a dark blue in color 2008 Acura four door with North Carolina license plate FJM- 9863.

The vehicle with have a broken tail light.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 , Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.